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For Immediate Release
February 4, 2016

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Kathie Osterman, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9313 or kathie.osterman@nebraska.gov

 
Megan Gumbel Named CEO of Beatrice State Development Center
 
Lincoln – Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Director Courtney Miller announced that Megan M. Gumbel has been named chief executive officer of the Beatrice State Development Center. She will begin her new position on March 15, 2016.
 
Gumbel currently serves as the Northeast Regional Director overseeing Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio for Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Fort Wayne, Indiana. According to Miller, Gumbel was instrumental in breaking down regional and corporate silos at Bethesda while improving cross functional communication and cooperation through meetings and training.
 
“Megan brings the knowledge and experience we had long sought in our next CEO at the Beatrice Center,” Miller said. “She will play an integral role in the future of BSDC and the well-being of many residents who have never known another home.”
 
In addition to her leadership role with Bethesda, Gumbel previously served as executive director at MDC Goldenrod, where for three years she had direct oversight of the Medicaid-based not for profit supporting adults and children with disabilities. She also held several positions in nine years at Indiana MENTOR, a leading home- and community-based human services provider.
 
Gumbel earned her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and her master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan in Indianapolis. She was co-chairman of the Community Supports Committee and member Industry Infrastructure Committee of the Indiana Association of Rehab Facilities, Inc. (INARF). Gumbel was also a member of the CEO roundtable at Elkhart County Community Foundation and a graduate of Values Based Leadership for Mennonite Health Services.
 
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